Tuesday, April 24, 2012

POST #300

Another milepost.  I never suspected that when I began blogging in December, 2005 that I would have so much to write about.  I suppose some readers would contend that I actually didn’t have much to say, even in 300 posts.  And of course, much that I’ve said has been said already by others.  There are few original thoughts.  And I repeat myself.

My blog page tells me that I have 220 followers at this time and they are located all over the world.  However, I don’t know if they read my blog or are simply trying to see how many blogs they can follow.  Most never comment on my posts.  I’d really appreciate it, if you are a follower or regular reader, if you’d let me know.  I’d like to know your thoughts.  You may also contact me via e-mail on my profile page.

As I’ve said before (POST 201), I have attempted to write everything from within a Christian/biblical worldview, though I have not always succeeded.  And that desire has not changed, although my thinking on many subjects has.  If a worldview is the set of eyeglasses through which we view life, then I could say that I’ve had to have my prescription modified a few times.  I believe that these modifications have been to bring my thinking more in line with the worldview.  If you are a regular reader you may have detected these changes.

I’ve been around a long time – 75 years.  I have been a follower of Jesus for most of those years – ever since the age of 18.  And I want to keep thinking.  I do not want to become like some of my contemporaries, with my mind set in concrete.  I want to continue to think through current issues from a biblical perspective.  And there are always new issues to think on (although many are simply old ones clothed in new garments).  Blogging forces me to clarify my thoughts.

I want to thank the readers who challenge me, who send questions, who forward articles to me with a “What do you think?” attached, and those who disagree with me – some on the essentials.  Of course, I thank those who agree with me as well.  :^)

And of course, I pray that these posts will challenge the readers to rethink their views, to bring their thoughts into conformity – not with my thoughts, but with a genuine Christian/biblical worldview – into conformity with Christ.


KenMullins said...

Yes I read most of your blogs and even look forward to the next blog. I especially like book reviews and current events blogs.
What are your thoughts on health care, particularly the lack of cost containment. (I see cost as the real issue -- soon no one, not even the rich, will be able to afford health care.)

Bill Ball said...

Thanks, Ken. I'll stay away from my thoughts on health care for now. Uni and I are getting along fine on Medicare. We're thankful for it. There were many years when we didn't have any medical insurance.

Canadian Atheist said...

I think you know that I'm an avid reader of your blog. :)

Karen said...

I'm reading too, Bill! :-)

gary said...

i may keep silent sometimes but i am usually listening-even too the older post. keep up the good work.